Okay, McCain has selected Gov. Sarah Palin as his VP candidate...Paul Begala succinctly summarizes the days discussion in his article as "Is McCain out of his mind?" In the end, I don't think this will change things much in the polls [I mean the polls that have Obama up by 8%]. I don't see how the selection would make people who wouldn't vote for McCain yesterday vote for him today. The problems they have/had with McCain [whatever they are] don't go away while Obama's biggest problem [lack of foreign policy experience] was addressed by his VP selection. For me this is a marginally positive "do no damage" selection.
That being said, I would say McCain has a slightly less chance than a coin flip at being our next President. That being the case, I am scared shit less that there is a chance that Sarah Palin could be the Vice President. At least with any of McCain's other choices I would have been assured A. An guaranteed improvement from Dick Cheney and B. Someone who knows what the Vice President does all day. I would have been most comfortable with Romney...he's run businesses and I am sure that if I ever met him he would be one of the nicest people I've ever met...Plus a Vice President I can call Mittens is always fun...Tim Pawlenty would have been okay too, I mean no one from Minnesota has ever done anything really bad, right?